Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy Nails, Rainbow Tips


Bonjour mes belles!! Today's nail post is one of my happiest and needs no introduction, so if you like the happy rainbows on my tips, look no further and read the full post for details, tips, and pix!



How-to? Check out my tips!!



Nail polishes used:
From Left to Right:
  • Duri Rejuvacote base / top coat-- the one and only Base and the one and only Top coat I ever use
  • Brucci Nail Hardener in French Petal -- the perfect French pink, this color looks gorgeous on yellow and olive skin tones

For the Rainbow Tips (L to R):
  • Soo Nails Nail Lacquer in Redbeach Towel #s77
  • Quirius Nail Lacquer in Sunshine Energy 322
  • Soo Nails Nail Lacquer in Yellow Up #88A
  • Soo Nails Nail Lacquer in #s27
  • Soo Nails Nail Lacquer in Sky Blue #s83
  • Quirius Nail Lacquer in Love Is Blue 573
  • Soo Nails Nail Lacquer in #s28

I'm typically not a huge fan of long nails, but because this colorful design has been on my mind since my Hot & Spicy Nails creation from a couple weeks ago, I decided to grow out my claws to give this happy inspiration a try. I used the exact same technique to paint this creative "French" manicure as I did with my original design, so if you're interested in duplicating this look, check out the tutorial here. Some tips to help you get started:
  • Rainbow arches look better on oval nail shapes, so round out those square tips to create arched nail beds for a matching canvas.
  • Given that this nail design is meant for longer nails, make sure to leave at least 1 mm of space for each color that you use for the arches. I used 7 colors and started the rainbow tip 2 mm below my tip root, hence, my nails are 5 mm long. 
  • Use better quality nail polishes to ensure opaque coverage. You only want to have one layer of each color. The Soo Nails polishes tend to be very opaque and super affordable, so this is my #1 brand for nail art. I usually get these at any local beauty supply store in the NY/NJ area.
  • Don't worry about creating perfect lines and symmetrical arches, just trust your hands and enjoy the process -- I guarantee your design will come out better if you don't panic :)
 Happy Rainbows make the day A-OKAY!!!


Speaking of RAINBOWS... 


DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR MY "EYE OF THE TROPICS" Look on Makeupbee: (if you're already a member of Makeupbee, just click on one of the of the links below and hit LIKE so it turns pink)

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2. Go to Current Competition: Bee Colorful
3. Vote by Liking my look "Eye of the Tropics"

Thanks a BEE-LLION!!! 

bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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51 comments:

  1. Looking at your nails make me Happy! i wish i had steady hands.

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  2. I too wish I had steady hands. They look so fun. Great look :)

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  3. oh so pretty , just lookin' at them made me happy !

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  4. Your nails are so pretty! I love the look!

    I also voted for you on makeupbee as well :)

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  5. SO CUTE! I can't wait till my nails grow out and I can do that

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  6. WOW Very Cool I Love Them So Cute !!!

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  7. This nail tutorial looks really fun and you did a great job with the polishes, I wish I was as steady as you to achieve this effect..x

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  8. this is stunning, i still dont know how others get their nail art to look so neat xx

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  9. So perfect and bright and happy!

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  10. Super cute and cheery! I wish I could let my nails grow, I'm so impatient lol.

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  11. Beautiful creation you have here Maryam.

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  12. woow Lovely! I have never seen nails like this :o). It's so original! Xoxo V.V.

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  13. Beautiful nails! x

    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.com

    x

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  14. French tips are always so difficult to do, but yours is absolutely perfect! :D I Love your rainbow nails!

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  15. OMG!!..Colorful french tips!..I love it hun..Very fun manicure..Can't wait to see more from you..^_^..

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  16. Wow you keep getting better and better by the day your talent is amazing honey!! Love the colors on your nails they go with everything! What kind of camera do you use to take your pictures honey if you dont mind me asking?

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    1. thanks love! for this post, I used my Canon PowerShot SD850 IS (Macro mode, natural lighting, no flash)

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  17. adore these! and only 30 min? omg ur pro girl! haha

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  18. It looks amazing! I want to do this! x

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  19. This mani looks amazing! Love it!

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  20. wow they are made perfectly! beautiful

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  21. sooooo cute! looking at the pictures made me smile. :D

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  22. Love this! U always surprise me with your creativity! :)

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  23. i love your nail-jobs, they're so full of details! though i'm sure i'd mess it up if i tried this! and this is waaaay cooler than french manicure that's for sure!!!/Azure

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  24. Love this creation! I wish I had longer nails to do that with.

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  25. Spring brings colors, which brings a smile to my face, as does this mani! I have to grow out my nails to try some of these out (:

    -Imani Love

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  26. This is such a fun mani! Happy and bright which is perfect for this time of year!

    Jayme @ HLNC

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  27. Incredible Maryam. So talented. I wish I was this creative and patient. X

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  28. Sooo cute and they look simple but im sure it would take me at least an hour to tackle with my shakey hands!! lol.. very cute though!

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  29. i need to grow my nails again so I can definitely do this! so cute :)


    xo

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  30. i cant believe you can do this on your own nails!

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  31. These nails are too cute!!! :)

    http://ssunnylicious.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/haul-hey-this-is-my-first-blog-post.html

    x

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  32. OMG, I am always amazed at your steady hand! Your nails are all perfectly done!

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  33. Wowwww!!!!! I know this post is old but these are amazing!!!!!!! So cool and so crazily skilled!!!!

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